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One of my favorite holiday gift ideas to put together is a DIY gift basket. And if someone needs some pampering, DIY spa gift baskets are the PERFECT gift.


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Before you start planning the spa gift baskets, you first need to decide on the theme for the basket.

While making a spa gift basket on its own is a theme, there are many other directions you can take.

If it is a holiday gift, you might want to have all Christmas or winter-themed items, like peppermint salt scrubs and vanilla spiced candles.

You can go the traditional direction with basic spa and pampering items like bath salts and bath bombs, or include more items for beauty like face masks and body scrubs.

There are so many ways to incorporate your own personal touch with a spa gift basket.


If you are making a spa gift basket, you probably want aromatherapy to be a major component.

For aromatherapy, you should have pure essential oils that the recipient can use for various purposes and really benefit from them on an emotional and physical level.

There are many options, from selecting just a couple of popular scents like vanilla and lavender to going with more seasonal scents like nutmeg, cinnamon, and fir, or choosing blends that encompass both.


There are plenty of other items you can include in a spa-themed gift basket for the holidays.

This will depend on the overall theme, such as if you are going with traditional scents or seasonal scents. If you are using essential oils in the basket, you might want to add in some carrier oils such as coconut oil or jojoba oil.

If the basket is for a luxurious bath, include some bath items like a bath pillow, bath salts, sponge or loofah, and some different types of soap or body wash.

You might want to add a few candles and some bubble bath.

For a larger spa gift basket, consider getting a small essential oil diffuser that they can use in the bathroom on the counter while taking their bath.


Themed gifts have traditionally been assembled in a basket and wrapped in cellophane, which is always a classic way to go.

However, consider thinking outside the box, or in this case, boxing your gift.

There are beautiful gift boxes that range in size and shape that work well for packaging multi-gifts.

This might be a great alternative depending on the size and shape of the items chosen.

Whatever method of packaging you choose, your gift recipient is sure to be appreciative of the time and effort you took to select the perfect items for the basket (or box) of gifts!

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